Friday, December 30, 2011

Beautiful East Tennessee, Greeneville, Jonesborough and History.......

After excitedly waiting for the expected arrival of a guest following Christmas; after stocking up on food we thought the guest would enjoy during her stay; after making plans for her entertainment; it became apparent to Cindy and me on Wednesday that the anticipated visit would not occur.  There was no reason given and no apology---we were simply stood up.  Hrummmph!  We are disappointed and pretty much astounded that this person would do this, but I am reminded that Jesus tells us to "love our neighbors".  That is not an easy thing to do!

So....we decided to get the H outta' the house and get some fresh air in the east Tennessee countryside. 

We travelled to Greeneville and toured the old town, and then drove farther east to Tennessee's oldest town, Jonesborough, where we walked the main street and basked in the old architecture and quaint shops.

The late afternoon drive back to Knoxville was punctuated by a stop at Chandler's---a southern comfort food haven---where we ordered fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried green tomatoes, mac and cheese and cornbread to slake our ravenous appetites.  The glorious day and the wonderful dinner helped us regain our belief in our fellow man.  well, at least a little.......

Come with me now as we travel the eastern part of "the Greenest   State in the Land of the Free".......

On the Road in Beautiful Tennessee

The Birthplace of American Legend Davy Crockett---"He Kilt Him A B'ar When He Was Only Three...."

18th Century Architecture in Greenville, TN

Andrew Johnson Became President When Abraham Lincoln was Assassinated.  Johnson Was From Greeneville, TN

Beautiful Locket and Earrings Belonged to Mrs Andrew Johnson

I Have Never Seen so Many Historical Markers!
Jonesborough Is a Storytelling Mecca

This Beautiful Ballerina Doll is For Sale in a Downtown Jonesborough Shop

Beautiful Tennessee


It's What's For Dinner!

If God Made Anything Better, He Kept it For Himself....


  1. First of all, I love the way you tell it like it is, nothing like the truth, is there?

    We sure did have a wonderful day, we have been truly blessed to have had such wonderful trips through the years. Yes, we need to start doing some research on our train trip. All aboard ...

    Oh, that fried chicken ... those mashed potatos with gravy ... those fried green tomatos ... that perfect cornbread ... let's do this again soon! ♥

  2. LOL...well since Clint is so great at telling the truth... I would think I would of been happy to have a cancellation...just think of the fun you had...instead of the work?...Okay... I have Davy Crockett CD;s... the grandboys LOVE them!! And you live close to where he lived...WOW::)...great tour...glad you got to go!!..

  3. your guest didn't even call to say she wasn't coming?! rude!

  4. Dear Clint and Cindy,

    you live in a wonderful country. But that was not nice of your visitor announced. I hope the translator does not now insane. I wish you a Happy New Year and good luck for 2012.
    Greetings Sabine

  5. Sometimes things work out for a reason and your trip looks like much more fun than entertaining a guest for a weekend.

  6. Wonderful photo's Clint, looking at the Tennessee roads reminded me of my stay in Nashville back in February. Thanks for the memories.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. There may be a good reason, but there is no good reason for bad manners. Glad it worked out for you. The area looks very nice. I always thought that the land of the free was north of the 49th parallel. ;-}

  8. You and Cindy had a great time together in spite of anything and everything else.... sandie

  9. Everything happens for a reason, look at the beautiful day you two had because an expected guest didn't show up. I'd send her a thank you card and a link to your amazing day... but that's just the way I am! lol Actually it sounds good, I'm not too sure if I'd go through with it. :-)

    I adore those old houses, I'd love to live in one of them, well until they required some type of repair then I'd wonder what in the heck was I thinking.

    Clint and Cindy, wishing you both a very blessed and Happy New Year! All the best to both of you in 2012. Cheers to expected company not showing up!

  10. You both made lemonade out of lemons. Those pictures were lovely and that food made me hungry! May 2012 be full of blessings for you and Cindy!

  11. Thanks for sharing your trip. Very interesting and beautiful pics.

    I wish you and Cindy a happy new year and good luck for 2012. May all your dreams come true

    All the best, greetings and hugs

  12. I wish you the Love of friends and family...
    And Peace within your heart.

  13. I would have assumed something bad had happened to the guest and hunted them down to make sure they were all right. You obviously knew they were OK, just rude and salvaged the day nicely.

  14. Beautiful, nostalgic and makes me a little melancholic :) Happy New Year Clint and Cindy.

  15. As always Clint, I enjoyed your photography ... and I journey thru Tennessed at least once a year and it is beautiful....In July and October both ..I came thru this past October ... I like October best .... Happy New Year to you and your beautiful wife, Cindy!

  16. Happy New Year Clint! I hope you have an amazing year.

    Blessings, Kerrie

  17. Happy New Year to you your wife.
    Oh my, about your so called visitor, at least you got on with your day and didn't let her spoil it..

  18. Way to make lemonade out of lemons! Thanks for the travelogue from East Tennessee. I grew up in the "other Tennessee" in Memphis! Happy New Year!

  19. Oh Clint, it is good to see clear sky's and green grass. I am sick of snow here, thanks for taking me a long.

  20. Hey Clint, where are you has been 9 days of January.... where are you??? miss your humor ,,, miss you....